Athletic Director: Mr. Brad Hayes
Athletic Website: https://jcpantherathletics.org/
Jackson County High School offers a variety of extracurricular activities in which a student can participate. A student must follow GHSA and Jackson County High School guidelines to participate in a sport. In order to compete, a student must have passed at least five courses the preceding year and be on track for graduation. Incoming 9th graders are eligible immediately but must meet GHSA requirements to be eligible to compete the second semester.
To be eligible, students must be “On Track” as follows:
10th Graders – 5 units
11th Graders – 11 units
12th Graders – 17 units
Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Football, Softball, and Volleyball
Basketball, Cheerleading, Swimming, and Wrestling
Baseball, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Tennis, and Track
For more information about athletics at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, visit the Jackson County Panther Athletics Website. Go, Panthers!
Student Spirit Nights
***Students, wear your 2020-2021 Panthers Pride spirit shirt to get FREE admission to Spirit nights.***
The faculty is committed to providing students with opportunities to participate in a diverse array of student activities, which will promote their intellectual and social growth and development. To accomplish this goal, Jackson County High School provides a number of clubs, activities, and student publications.
ACADEMIC TEAM: The academic team is open to students from any grade level. The academic team participates in competitions against other high schools.
ART CLUB: Art Club is open to any student at JCCHS interested in exploring more about the visual arts. You do not have to currently be taking an art class to get involved. Activities include, but not limited to: Field trips to museums and exhibitions, face painting at events, mural paintings, hosting exhibitions, fundraisers, meeting local artists, and having extra studio time to practice art techniques.
- Advisor: Carolyn Simonds
BAND: See Fine Arts
BETA CLUB: The National Beta Club is a leadership and service organization open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Requirements to join the Beta Club are to have and maintain a 90 average, exemplary conduct (i.e. no discipline referrals), and participation in mandatory service projects/activities.
- Advisor: Bart Hamburg
CHORUS: See Fine Arts
- Advisor: Shannon Green
DANCE TEAM: Learn and perform dance combinations with your classmates. No prior experience is required. Join to promote school spirit, make some friends, and have some fun. Bring yourself and do your best!
DRAMA CLUB: is open to all students at JCCHS. All Drama Club members will be invited to participate in all drama related activities including the State One-Act Competition held during the fall semester.
- Advisor: E. Taylor
DIABETES AWARENESS CLUB – Panther Diabetes Support will be a club open to all students. We will focus on student awareness of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, but also educate students who have the disease on how to manage it. Community involvement is greatly appreciated, as we will be fundraising for JDRF during the school year. We will also be networking with support groups in the state to help raise awareness.
- Advisor: Fleming
DIGITAL AND COMMUNICATIVE ARTS CLUB
ECONOMICS CHALLENGE: An academic competition open to students in Regular and Advanced Placement Economics classes. Students compete in the state competition in March in an attempt to earn a spot in the national competition in New York. Students are quizzed about microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics in this intense academic challenge.
- Advisor: Craig Ellis
ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB: Open to all interested and dedicated students. Environmental Club’s purpose is to inform students about environmental issues, collect plastic and paper for recycling, and use posters/events to promote recycling.
- Advisor: Natalie Peterson
EXTRA SPECIAL PEOPLE (ESP) CLUB:
- Advisor: Joe Ridgway
FCA: Is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a campus group for coaches and students where Bible study, prayer support, discipleship, and outreach opportunities can be experienced.
FCCLA: See CTAE Student Organizations
- Advisors: Brooke Curtis
FFA: FFA is a student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. Students discover their talent through hands-on experiences, which give members the tools to achieve real-world success. The dynamic youth organization changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education on the local, state, and national levels.
FRENCH CLUB: Students who are currently in a French class or registered for a French class may participate.
- Advisor: Nessa Hoppe
HOMECOMING COMMITTEE: Committee responsible for planning homecoming activities.
- Advisors: Leah McConnell
HOSA: See CTAE Student Organizations
INTERNATIONAL CLUB: The JCCHS International club is an organization designed to build global awareness and to reach out to the campus and into the broader community. We strive to promote cultural awareness and understanding as well as to increase opportunities for education about the cultures of the U.S. and other countries.
- Advisors: Sherome Heaven
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY: The International Thespian Society, the honorary society for high school theatre students. Through involvement in the JCCHS Drama Club, better known as The Lofty Outside Inside The Box Players, students can participate in all drama productions and theatre events while earning their Induction Points.
- Advisor: E. Taylor
JROTC: Is a leadership and citizenship organization that provides students an opportunity to be better citizens. It has no affiliation with the military for students and no obligation for students to join the military. Activities include Color Guard, Honor Guard, Rifle Team, Saber Team, Drill Team, and Raider Team activities membership restricted to JROTC students; practices after school on interscholastic competition and drills.
- Advisors: Melvin Farr
KEY CLUB: Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It promotes leadership through serving and is a member of the Kiwanis International family.
- Advisors: Amy Powers
MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM: Opened to all students (9-12) and Governed by the Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League (GICL). Students can, but not required, compete in various races from September-November. Practice rides/events commence in April-August, which include bike checks, skill development, and club outings. Team fees are required to be an active participant as well as a proper mountain bike and helmet. “Department Store” bicycles are not considered appropriate for this type of activity. There are no tryouts.
- Advisor: Zachary Taylor
NATIONAL FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY: Membership is available to students who are enrolled in French II or French III and who meet established national academic requirements.
- Advisor: Nessa Hoppe
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY: National Art Honor Society supports the needs of artistically gifted school-age young people. NAHS provides opportunities for young artists to share their abilities through exhibitions, art-related community service, and leadership while fostering knowledge of career opportunities and scholarships in the visual arts field. Open to 10th-12th grade students at JCCHS who meet specific academic requirements. Activities include the same as art club, as well as the NAHS State Convention and Induction Ceremony.
- Advisor: Carolyn Simonds
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: A leadership and service organization open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Requirements to join the National Honor Society are to have and maintain a 95 average, exemplary conduct (i.e. no discipline referrals) and participation in mandatory service projects/activities.
- Advisor: Heather Hamrick
PROM COMMITTEE: A committee of juniors who are responsible for planning the senior prom throughout the spring semester. The committee decides on the theme and decorations in addition to handling ticket sales & setting up for prom.
- Advisors: Sheri Koenig
SKILLS USA: See CTAE Student Organizations
- Advisor: Wilbanks
SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY: A national organization that honors academic excellence in Spanish classes. Students must receive an “A” in two years of Spanish classes and at least 3.0 GPA in other classes. Membership dues are $20.00.
STUDENT COUNCIL: Student Council is a representative structure for students, through which they can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with teachers, staff, and parents.
- Advisors: Fleming
TRI-M: The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an international music honor society designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.
- Advisor: Golding/Tinnell
YEARBOOK: Prerequisites include Word Processing or Computer Applications and Desktop Publishing.
CTAE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
- Vocational Director: Mr. Todd Shultz
FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America is a nonprofit educational association for middle school, high school, and collegiate students who are interested in learning more about the free enterprise system. FBLA is a nationally recognized club in the United States of America. The purpose of FBLA is to prepare members for careers in business and to assist them by becoming better employees and citizens. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, prepares them for entry into business-related occupations, and offers a setting where members compete at regional, state, and national levels in the business and technology curriculum.
FCCLA: Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a national organization that helps students become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Science education. It is open to all students in grades 9-12. FCCLA members do not have to be currently enrolled in a FACS class.
FFA: FFA is open to all agriculture students and allows students to compete at the local, state, and national levels.
GEORGIA FIRST ROBOTICS
HOSA: It is open to students who are or have been enrolled in an HSTE program.
NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY: A national honor society for students who excel in academic and career/technical courses and who are actively involved in student government, career/technical student organizations, civic, and/or service organization(s).
SKILLS USA: A career/technical student organization that provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. Skills USA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities. Students will have the opportunity to compete regionally, statewide, and nationally.
WORK-BASED LEARNING: This is a program designed for students with a definitive career goal who leave school to apprentice at a work site. The WBL coordinator can assist students with job placement within the local community or students may find an approved work site on their own. WBL is limited to juniors and seniors. Any student interested in participating in WBL needs to see the WBL coordinator for an application.
BANDS: Color Guard, Intermediate Band, Advanced Band, and Mastery Band
CHORUS: Beginning Chorus, Advanced Chorus
There are many Graduation Honors students have the opportunity to earn throughout their four years at Jackson County Comprehensive High School.
For a detailed listing of Graduation Honors & the requirements for earning them, visit the Graduation Honors website by clicking HERE or on the picture to the left.
List of Graduation Honors:
Beta: Gold Beta Stole
CTAE Pathway Completion w/ Industry Credentials: Teal and White Honor Cord
Chorus: Pink and Light Blue Intertwined Cord
FCCLA: Red & White Honor Cords
FCCLA Officers: Red Stole with Logo
FFA Honor Graduate: Blue Sash
Governor’s Honors: Silver, Royal Blue, & Black Intertwined Cord
Honor Graduates: Gold Honor Stoles
HOSA: Red & Navy Blue Intertwined Honor Cord
International Club: Green Cord
International Thespian Scholar: White Stole
International Thespian Society: Blue & White Tassel & White or Gold Honor Cord
JROTC Oath Enlistment Cord: Red, White, and Blue Honor Cord
Lanier Tech Dual Enrollment: Green & White Intertwined Honor Cord
National Art Honor Society: Blue, Red, and Orange Intertwined Honor Cords and Yellow, Green, and Purple Intertwined Honor Cord
National French Honor Society: Blue, White and Red Intertwined Honor Cord
National Honor Society: White Stole; Medals Denote Officers
National and International Rank Thespians: Blue & Gold Honor Cord
National Spanish Honor Society: Gold Medal
National Technical Honor Society: Purple & White Honor Cords
Research Team: Gold and Black Cord, Medallion for being published
SkillsUSA: Red & White Honor Cords
SkillsUSA Officers: White Stoles with logo
Student Council Seniors: Gold Sashes with Officer Label
Student Leadership: Purple Cords
Thespian Recognition of Honor: Medallion
Tri-M: Pink Honor Cord
Y-Club: Yellow Honor Cord
Yearbook: Red and Black Cord for members on staff for 2+ years
Valedictorian and Salutatorian: Medallion